Paul Molitor
Paul Leo Molitor
(The Ignitor)
 
Born: August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, MN
57 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'0" Wt: 185
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 2004
- Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977 - (Round 1 / Pick 3)
- High School: Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, MN)
- College/Univ: University of Minnesota (1975-1977)

Awards
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

Most Valuable Player
 
Cy Young Award
Voting
Year Vote
Rnk
WAR WAR
Rnk
20
5.6
15
12
6.2
8
5
6.0
9
8
5.2
20
11
5.3
17
10
4.7
33
2
5.7
19
18
3.7
26
13
3.7
46
By WAR
Year WAR WAR
Rnk
6.2
8
6.0
9
5.6
11
Career
75.5
73
Voting
Year Vote
Rnk
WAR WAR
Rnk
By WAR
Year WAR WAR
Rnk
All-Star
 
Rookie of the Year
Selections
Year Pos WAR WAR
Rnk
2B
3.8
3
3B
3.6
3
3B
5.2
2
DH
5.3
2
DH
4.7
1
DH
5.7
1
DH
3.7
1
By WAR
Year Pos WAR WAR
Rnk
2B
5.6
2
2B
3.8
3
3B
6.2
3
3B
4.5
3
3B
3.6
3
DH
6.0
1
3B
5.2
2
3B
5.6
2
DH
5.3
2
DH
4.7
1
DH
5.7
1
DH
3.7
1
Career
DH
75.5
1
Voting
Year Vote
Rnk
WAR WAR
Rnk
2
2.7
10
By WAR
Year WAR WAR
Rnk
2.7
10
Gold Glove
 
Silver Slugger
Awards Won
Year Pos DRA DRA
Rnk
By DRA
Year Pos DRA DRA
Rnk
2B
5.4
3
3B
7.2
3
Awards Won
Year Pos WAR WAR
Rnk
DH
6.0
1
DH
5.1
1
DH
5.9
1
DH
3.6
3
By WAR
Year Pos WAR WAR
Rnk
2B
5.3
2
2B
4.2
2
3B
6.7
2
3B
3.7
3
3B
3.3
3
DH
6.0
1
3B
5.1
2
3B
5.4
2
2B
3.5
3
DH
5.3
2
DH
4.8
1
DH
5.9
1
DH
3.8
1
DH
3.6
3
Career
DH
74.8
1
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Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry.

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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
Images can also be viewed at the Hall of Fame online exhibit Dressed to the Nines

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James